Special Events

You support the work of FiftyForward by attending events that honor crowning achievers, provide world class music or art or celebrate a community. Each year FiftyForward plans and hosts many special fundraising events. Join us for a good time for a good cause.

Crown Affair

crown pantone 873UThis event is FiftyForward’s annual signature fundraising event. A popular evening featuring a reception, silent auction and a dinner catered by a local, well known chef. The event highlight is the presentation of the Crowning Achievement Award to community leaders who are generous in the support of FiftyForward and other community causes. A corporate Crowning Achievement Award is also presented to a business in recognition of extraordinary corporate philanthropy.

Please visit the Crown Affair page to view more details on the event, the honorees and sponsors.

Save the date!

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Location: FiftyForward/Patricia Hart Building
Tickets: $250/person
To purchase tickets: please visit our donate page and note Crown Affair in the comments section.

Crown Affair Patrons Party: April 7, 2019
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Ralph, Crown Affair Coordinator at (615) 743-3409 or email at eralph@fiftyforward.org


MadisonSt-whistlestop trainLocated close to historic railroad tracks, FiftyForward Madison Station holds its annual Whistlestop fundraiser in the spring. The celebration is attended by members, community leaders and guests. Following a reception with a silent auction and a sumptuous buffet, the program features a celebrity emcee, top notch musical entertainment, the naming of the center’s Volunteer of the Year and concludes with a live auction.

All aboard for this year’s train to New Orleans and Mardi Gras!

Date:  March 7, 2019
Location: FiftyForward Madison Station
Ticket prices: $75 or $500 for table of 8
For more information about this event, please contact Brandy Lamb, Madison Station Center Director: blamb@fiftyforward.org

Katie Reed Golf Classic
benefiting FiftyForward College Grove

golf sceneDate: Saturday, June 8, 2019 
Location: Henry Horton State Park
Ellington Golf Course
Registration: 7 a.m.
Tee Off: 8 a.m.

FiftyForward College Grove is delighted to host the Katie Reed Golf Classic, named for a much loved College Grove resident and FiftyForward member.  In fact, nowadays, though she spent many years volunteering at the center, you will find Katie Reed here most Tuesdays and Thursdays, playing Canasta with her friends.

Four Player Scramble, Mulligans, goodie bags and lunch
Prizes awarded for: Longest drive, Closest to pin, Putting contest, Three flights 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Registration Form
For more information, contact: Sarah Stephens, Director, FiftyForward College Grove
(615) 368-7093 sstephens@fiftyforward.org

Hats Off to Bordeaux!

FiftyForward Bordeaux will host its annual Hats Off to Bordeaux! luncheon and hat fashion show on Friday, June 28, 2019. Come enjoy a catered lunch, a silent auction and the finest of millinery creations with community leaders, members and friends all wearing fabulous hats.

DateFriday, June 28, 2019 (date tentative)
Location: FiftyForward/Patricia Hart Building
Time: 11 a.m. Silent Auction; Luncheon, noon
Tickets: $40/person; Tables of 8, $300

For more information about this event,  please call FiftyForward Bordeaux for information on reserving a table, (615) 248-2272.

Music and Memories

This annual popular FiftyForward Martin Center fundraising event has featured musical concerts in a spectrum of styles, including Grand Ole Opry legends, jazz piano, the WannaBeetles, an all-string Nashville Symphony chamber group, Joe Dee Messina, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, the Grascals, Melinda Doolittle and Amy Grant. The evening event features a festive reception at FiftyForward Martin Center before the sell-out show.

Date:  June 2019 (TBD)
 The Franklin Theatre

VIP Package $110 at 6 p.m. includes
VIP reception and concert at The Franklin Theatre, Premier Seating at the Theatre. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and then the show!
Event is held at  The Franklin Theatre, 417 Main Street, Franklin, TN
*To purchase concert only tickets, visit us on the web at www.franklintheatre.com
or call the Theatre at (615) 538-2076.

For more information about this event, please contact the center, 615-376-0102.

Martin Masters Art Show and Sale

martin masters logo croppedThis year marks the 22nd anniversary of FiftyForward Martin Center. Join us for this popular annual art exposition and sale. The event opens with a sneak preview and special reception on Thursday evening, 5-7:30 PM with wine and hors d’oeuvres. (This is a ticketed event and those attending have the first opportunity to purchase art before the show opens to the public on Friday and Saturday.) Over the past six years, the show has featured more than 40 artists annually with attendance in excess of 600 over the three days. Each year’s show features one well known and respected artist and a sampling of his/her work. Visitors are amazed at the high quality of art displayed by Williamson County artists, including center members.

Location: FiftyForward Martin Center
Date: Oct. or Nov. 2019 (TBD)

For more information on this event, please contact the center, 615-376-0102.

FiftyForward and Barry Coggins present the 19th annual golf tournament benefiting FiftyForward Meals on Wheels

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Join us in raising awareness of hunger among older adults and raising funds to help!

For more information, please contact Barry Coggins,
615-481-1050; barrycoggins@comcast.net


FiftyForward Donelson Station Casino Night
Date: late Sept. (TBD)
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Tickets: $75 per person which includes two drink tickets with admission. To reserve your tickets or for more information, call 615-883-8375.

Come join the fun and try your luck!

FiftyForward Donelson Station (108 Donelson Pike, Nashville 37214) hosts an annual casino night which features several games – blackjack, poker, Texas Hold ’em, craps and slot machines. The event also featured live jazz music and a wonderful reception by The Donelson Café. If you don’t play, you can use your play voucher for prize drawings. If you want to learn the games, the dealers will teach. For more information, call 615-883-8375.


FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center
An Evening at the Disco
Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: TBD
Tickets: $75 per person, $50 for FiftyForward members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 615-622-3040. Simply fill out the page and in the comments write in how many tickets and event name. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact the center, 615-622-3040.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the programs and services of FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center.  Established in 2006, the center serves more than 860 members annually. The FiftyForward J. L. Turner Center has created a strong community of members since its opening in 2006 inside the Bellevue Family YMCA. All YMCA members 50+ are automatically given center membership in order to take advantage of the center’s innovative and engaging programs.